Thursday, November 20, 2014

Education Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson shows a problem with education in that there seems to be a correlation between the incidences of prescriptions for ADHD and the growth in standardized tests. Plus, we established education processes in the age of industrialization, which means we've treated students like widgets. We batch them, we compartmentalize the sub-processes (academic subjects).

Divergent thinking, creativity, art (i.e. aesthetics) keeps us alive, while anesthetics (non-aesthetics) deaden our brains. What if we stop anesthetizing our kids, as Sir Robinson says, and start treating them to the power of aesthetics?

What would that mean for education funding? Couldn't we be more creative in how we do this also?

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